The Miami Springs Cub Scouts Pack 425 joined Scouts BSA Troop 334 on Monday for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Miami Springs War Memorial on Curtiss Parkway. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in honor of their country. It’s a reminder that Memorial Day is not just a day for outdoor barbecues. Rather, as the name implies, it’s a day to memorialize the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Part of the ceremony includes the retirement of old American flags. The flag of the United States should never be thrown away in the garbage. “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
As part of a service project, the Scouts built a fire pit near the War Memorial where tattered American flags can be destroyed in a dignified way.
We want to thank all the Scouts and the parents who took a portion of their Memorial Day away from family members and fun in the sun to participate and honor our military.
Of course, it wasn’t just the Scouts at the Memorial Day Ceremony. Local dignitaries were also on hand. The ceremony itself was emceed by former Miami Springs Councilman Bob Best.